Welcome to My Personal Page
I am Judy Henley Phillips. I was born on a mountain top in Tennessee
grandest state that you ever did see ... Sewanee, Franklin Co., TN to be
exact. My ancestors came into Franklin County very early. Most of them
stayed and I have not seen any real reason to leave for very long at a
My working career was at a local bank in Tullahoma. I became interested
in learning about my ancestors and have been doing genealogy every day
since. My special project is trying to identify the early settlers to
Franklin County. It is wonderful to get to know so many of the
descendants of these very special people.
Early on I became involved in the preservation of the court loose
records. I have helped clean, organize and prepare the records for
filming in Franklin, Coffee, Moore and Grundy Counties (until two guys
decided to burn the courthouse down in Grundy).
I live in North Franklin County with a Tullahoma post office which is
in Coffee County. No wonder we can't decided where our ancestors lived.
I have served on the boards of the Franklin and Coffee Counties
Historical Societies and been Director of our local Family History
Center for almost twelve years. I have produced a few books over the
In about April of 1996 a discussion on TNROOTS resulted in the
TNGenWeb. It was a real struggle at first. I took on Moore and Franklin
in the beginning, but now just have Franklin. (I also have the Franklin
County list on Rootsweb). I knew nothing about HTML, so went down to
Huntsville to Books AMillion and stood dumbfounded trying to figure out
which book would be the most helpful. I finally settled on a couple of
books and read them while waiting to pick up grandkids at school. Billie
McNamara was a very big help in those early days. I am amazed at the
knowledge she has - and Fred, too. Nancy, Bridgett and Ann have been
great! There are so many knowledgeable people hosting the Tennessee
During all this time, I have cared for my grandchildren, done the
T-ball thing, etc., etc. Of course, housework comes in there somewhere
and I teach a class in church. I love my Heavenly Father and his son
Jesus Chirst, I love my family, I love doing genealogy and I love
getting to know so many of you on the net.
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